DAY TRIP TO MATHURA BY CAR
Day Trip to Mathura & Vrindavan
PICK UP POINT – Pick up from your Agra hotel
DESTINATION : Mathura & Vrindavan
ITNERARY :Agra > Mathura > Vrindavan > Agra
DEPARTURE TIME : 8 am
DURATION : 9 hours (approx.)
DROP OFF DETAIL : Returns to original departure point at approximately 5 pm
Pick up from your Agra Hotel/Railway Station.
And drive to Mathura.
Day tour to explore Mathura and nearby places.Visit of Mathura Mathura is situated in Uttar Pradesh State of India. Mathura is 145 kms far from Delhi. Agra is just 58 kms far from Mathura. This area is also known as Brajbhoomi. According to legends Shri Krishna (Incarnation of God Vishnu) born here in ancient time. Later Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Gokul. Lord Krishna is one of the most popular God in India. So followers of lord Krishna visit this area. Mathura region includes places such as Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana, Gokul and Nandgaon. A long line of charming Ghats - with their steps leading to the water's edge, arched gateways and temple spires extending along the right bank of the River Yamuna, highlighting the sacred character of the town of Mathura. The birth place of Lord Krishna, "the best famous, best loved and most complex of Lord Vishnu's appearances" - Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage. The city stretches along the right bank of the Yamuna and the nonstop line of Ghats along the river makes a splendid sight when viewed from the opposite bank.
Later on visit to another town near Mathura, Vindavan. After your breakfast is served, you advance towards Vindavan, indulge yourself more with the temples it has to offer. The Banke Bihari Temple is a very well known shrine here, the temple to whom it is dedicated is believed to have been the great Krishna devotee. The oldest temple in the area is the Madan Mohan Temple; the most beautifully designed temples is the Sri Radha Raman Mandir temple. Other temples are the Prem Mandir, ISKCON temple, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir and more.
Visit of Goverdhan
In older times everybody use to perform yajnas.The villagers of braj use to perform special prayers and yajnas in the honor of lord Indra, the god of rain. Lord Krishna felt that these prayers were boosting the pride of lord Indra because of which Indra believed that he ruled the trinity. Lord Krishna is too kind he believes vanity is every creature’s worst enemy and cause of its destruction. To save Indra lord Krishna asked the villagers, and Nandbaba his father and mother Yoshada to offer these prayers to Mount Goverdhan rather than lord Indra. He told everyone that lord Indra was just a chief god, whereas the Mount Goverdhan had various assets to heal and protect which would benefit the villagers. Thus we all should pay our gratitude to the holy mount by offering prayers. They agreed to lord Krishna and did accordingly. Special yajnas were performed and Chhappan bhog was offered to lord Goverdhan. ' Lord Goverdhan' is Lord Krishna’s replica and the chappan bhog offered by villagers became famous as ‘Annakoot’; lord Krishna himself accepted all the bhog by his several hands by appearing before them in the form of lord Goverdhan.
Lord Krishna said to have spent his childhood past time in Gokul. It is also a popular pilgrim site along with Mathura and Vrindavan that can easily be visited from Vrindavan
16: 00 Hrs
Drive back to Agra
Upon arrival drop-off at your Hotel